happy sunday, gang! well, today’s the day to share a few packing tips with you. yes, we’re talking about what’s in my carry on that i lug on and off the airplane. this year mr. style and i have been on the move travel-wise, so i’m back in the travel groove. since travel season is upon us, i’m sharing a few of my top travel tips that will help you pack for your upcoming spring and summer vacations whether it’s home or abroad.
but first things first. y’all know i have to pick out my airport outfit. it’s important to travel in comfort and style. i don’t know about you, but i pick an outfit that has a sleeve because baby it’s cold in those airports and on planes. plus, i like an outfit that’s loose and comfortable but will keep me looking fresh as a daisy when i reach my destination.
the past year i have fallen in love with Athleta. not only do i choose Athleta for my workout gear but they are my go-to brand for travel outfits. their clothes are lightweight, 60% of their materials are made with sustainable fibers, and every piece they design is relentlessly tested so our bodies can move with ease. honestly, i can’t sing Athleta’s praises enough. especially the wander slim pant that fits like a glove but can take a beating. these pants are paired with three different tops (sweater, shirt, and lightweight hoodie) to show just how versatile they are.
this lightweight puffer jacket is the perfect travel jacket. to date, it has come along on every trip in 2019. first of all, it doesn’t feel like a coat – it is that lightweight. plus, it packs down small and comes out smooth. it’s also water repellent to help ward off a rainy day. and it’s reversible which means i have two coats in one.
a carry on suitcase is a must these days what with baggage fees on the increase. although i have to admit i don’t mind paying extra. but i chose this Longchamp 21″ expandable tote due to how lightweight it is. when i’m traveling solo, i need to hoist my suitcase into the bin all by myself. and that’s just what this tote allows me to do. this travel tote is made from durable, water-resistant nylon. when unzipped it expands to 21″. perfect size for a weekend getaway.
sneakers are definitely my go-to shoe when i’m traveling. they’re durable and comfortable. and on trend.
what’s in my carry on? well, a variety of things like packing cubes, toiletry bag, makeup bag, leather charger roll up for starters. packing cubes have been a game changer for me. there are so many brands to choose from, but i purchased a 4 piece travel set from eBags. it has a soft mesh top that won’t damage delicate fabrics. and the mesh allows for easy identification which allows me to see exactly what is in the cube. packing cubes facilitate unpacking as much as they save space. and they keep everything contained in your suitcase. many times, i’ll leave my lingerie in the cube then place the cube inside of the hotel drawer.
a packing tip my mother passed onto me was to keep my toiletry bag packed at all times. then when a trip comes up on short notice, i’m ready to go. what’s inside my toiletry bag? medication for stomach, headache, allergy, and cold. travel sized toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss, q-tips, cotton balls, deodorant, contact solution, baby oil, cleansing towelettes, hairspray, disinfectant spray, tide-to-go pen, and visine. i also travel with ZzzQuil Pure Zzzs melatonin to help with a night of good night sleep.
don’t forget to use your space when it comes to packing. yes, utilize every single empty space. shoes? place socks inside. hat? place swimwear or lingerie. also, roll not fold your clothes. you will save space inside your cubes or your suitcase whichever way you like to pack. here’s a video where i share how to pack a hat.
when we travel with our tech gear, we need to bring along cords and chargers. a leather charger roll-up keeps all of my cords tamed and in one place. don’t forget your headphones to cancel all the airplane noise. but if you want to watch a movie on the plane, you will need a headphone with a round plug.
if you’re traveling overseas you will need a multi-use universal adaptor.
i have my eye on a jewelry roll-up to keep my baubles in one place.
and mr. style needs a pill case.
all right, ladies, i hope you enjoyed today’s travel style and packing tips. stay tuned for more travel posts. happy sunday!